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Cultivating effective revision and study habits in neurodivergent learners

What are the key principles for developing effective study habits for our neurodivergent learners? Dr Pooky Knightsmith advises
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In this article, we will delve into a framework for cultivating effective study habits that cater to the specific needs of neurodivergent learners, enabling them to thrive academically.


Goal-setting and breaking down tasks

The importance of setting clear academic goals cannot be overstated. Neurodivergent learners may benefit from breaking down these goals into manageable steps, reducing feelings of overwhelm and boosting their confidence as they achieve smaller milestones. Here are some ideas:


Time management strategies

Neurodivergent learners might struggle with time management, making it essential to provide them with strategies for organising their study time, especially when it comes to homework and extended projects. Techniques such as creating schedules, using timers, and employing time-blocking methods can help them stay on track. Here are some ideas:

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